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Academic Teams  –  Clubs  –  Activities


Advisor:  Lonnie Schang, Ext 5230.    

Student Contact :  Sofia Pierson

Meets:  Wednesdays  2:30

Location: Room IA-4

Description:  A group of friends getting together to enjoy art and express themselves and be creative through art.


BADMINTON – Intramurals

Advisor: Kevin Johnson, Ext 5212.

Meets: Tuesday – Friday (depending on division play)  6:20 am

Location: Gym

Description: The badminton season begins the first week of March.  All matches are played in the gym before school, Tuesday through Friday depending on division of play. Intramural badminton is for everyone and every skill level. Open to staff and students.  The season lasts approximately 7 weeks.



Advisor: Randy Walther, #360.757.3285.  

Student Contact:

Meets:  Tuesdays  3:00 – 5:20 pm.  Oct 25 – Feb 28

Location:  Room 104

Description: The chess club meets with the main purpose of developing tournament chess players in order to field a complete varsity chess team of five skilled players.  The chess team will compete in team matches against the other high schools in the NW Chess League and at the High School State Team Chess Championship.


Club deLectura

Advisor:  Mary Hooker, Ext 5231.

Meet: Monday 3:00 – 4:30

Location: Room 117

Description: Mission is to increase academic success for members, and build cultural pride and awareness through education.  Immerse students in the Hispanic culture  –  Tutor students in Spanish – Volunteer in the Hispanic community.  All fund raised will be used to help Hispanic organizations.



Advisor: Jade Jones,  Ext 4425.

Student Contact: Jasmine McKay

Meet: Thursdays  2:30 – 3:30

Location: Room  112

Description: Gathering with new friends to teach, learn, and explore our creative sides.  Some of our activities have included; sewing pillow cases, making pillows, card making, journal making, sharpie art, and a several others.  New ideas are always welcome!


Advisor: Laura Livingston, # 360.933.4324.
Student Contact:  Bryce Henshaw
Meets:  Tue/Thur  6:30 pm
Location: Sehome High School  Library
Description:  This club meets two times per week to work on debate technique, strategy and research. Students argue for real change in policy at the government level. They compete in tournaments across the Pacific Northwest.  Debate fee $40.00 per month.  Season Starts Sept and ends in March, but interested students are welcome at any time.


Advisor: Dana Smith, Ext 5245.        

Student Contact:

Meets: Thursdays 10:05 – 10:20 am

Location: A-1

Description:  DECA is a club for students interested in business, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Members must be currently taking Economics or Marketing, or have taken one of those courses within the past year. Students have the opportunity for leadership, service projects, and competing at area and state levels.


DRAMA (Thespians)

Advisor: Kandace Arens, Ext 527.

Student Contact: Ciara McCarty and Rachel Taylor

Meets: See Ms. Arens

Location: L-2

Description: Thespians are a chapter in the International Thespian Society (ITS). The Thespian troupe sponsors Sehome’s theatrical events, including an annual 24-Hour Play Festival, volunteer opportunities, field trips and fundraisers. They also support the fall and spring mainstage drama productions, compete in local and State competitions, and attend theatre in our community.  They meet approximately twice a month throughout the year.


ENGINEERING Club (Bridge Building)

Advisor: Mark Toney, Ext 5225.        

Meets: See Mr. Toney for information

Location: Room 111

Description: This club is our junior engineers club that primarily focuses on bridge building.  Students work on design and construction of a bridge that they will compete against other schools on design and efficiency. This is a project that physics students generally get involved with but all students are welcome.



Advisor: Amy Hankinson, Ext 5244.

Student Contact: Ahva Bozorgzad


Location: Room 132

Description:    The mission is to foster an interest in environmental issues within the SHS community.

To advertise the importance of recycling and maintaining an eco-friendly lifestyle



Advisor: Jenny Styer, Ext 5280.

Student Contact: William LaGrandeur

Meet: TBD

Location: Room  IA-3

Description: The premier business education association preparing students for careers in business.



Advisor: Ashleigh Bobovski, Ext 5234.

Student Contact: Emma Clark-Presidenta

Meets: Wed  10:05 – 10:20

Location: Room 120

Description: The mission of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is to recognize high school achievement in Spanish and Portuguese and to promote interest in Hispanic and Luso- e (3 semesters of Spanish)  with a B+  average in Spanish Class.



Advisor: Angela Desler, Ext 5232.

Meets: See Ms Desler

Description:  This club is welcome to all students who are interested in working on community and school service.  We meet twice per month, and work on projects throughout the year.


KEY Club                

Advisor:  Sonya Morrison, Ext 5228.

Student Contact: 

Meet: Thursday mornings during break

Location: Room 114

Description:  We work together on volunteer projects that benefit Sehome, Bellingham and the greater Whatcom County community. We welcome all and encourage you to become involved!



Advisor: Carol Cozard, # 360.483.8165.

Student Contact: Nick Mangan

Meets:  Tuesday Mornings 7:00- 7:40

Location: Sehome Library

Description: This is a club that competes against other schools throughout the year on their quick recall of knowledge in a wide range of topics, math, history, science, English lit, grammar, foreign languages, current events, geography, art, music, etc.  There are 3 competitions, one in Nov, Dec and Jan which determine who will go on to the state qualifying competition in February. Knowledge Bowl starts in the fall and continues through early March.



Advisor: Sunny Lee, Ext 5295.

Student Contact: Marcus Poulos

Meet: Wednesdays 10:00 – 10:20

Location: Seminar 6

Description: In order to enhance mutual understanding and appreciation of both Chinese and American culture, Mandarin club would like to introduce Chinese culture and traditions into our school and community through weekly meeting and engagement in variety of activities in the school and/or out in the community.



Advisor: Bennet Vis, Ext 5220.

Student Contact:  William Zhang / Jennifer Frye

Meets:  Wed 2:30

Location: Room 106

Description: Math club is a chance for students to work on challenging logic and mathematical problems in a team setting.  We travel to various competitions throughout Western Washington to compete against other schools in different types of contests.  It is a chance to expand your mind with different math than what you may be used to in your high school classes.  New members are welcome



Advisor: Jessica Schlichting,  Ext 5319.

Student Contact: TBD

Meets: Wednesdays during Anchor

Location: Choir Room

Description: Sehome High School’s singing group for men is an ensemble designed to give every male student the opportunity to build vocal skills, presentation skills, and confidence in a friendly, supportive environment.  No audition, commitment, or prior experience is necessary.  Any male student is welcome at any meeting. Students who come regularly will be invited to perform at Choir Concerts and other events.



Advisor: JulieRoss-Buckmaster Ext5226. Julie.ross-buckmaster@bellinghamschools.or

Student Contact: Kate Rose

Meet: TBD

Location: Room  112

Description:   A simulation of the United Nations, an intergovernmental organization that promotes international cooperation. Members will play the roles of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the UN’s agenda.



Advisor: Rob Zabel,  Ext 5315.

Meet:  See Mr Zabel

Location:  Student Lounge

Description: The purpose of the club is to bring together a group of students to have fun.

Providing a sport that almost anyone can play and appealing to a wide variety of students.


QSA Queer Straight Alliance

Advisor: Ms. Furda / Ms. Brewster Ext5315, Erin.furda   

Student Contact: Harumi Blake

Meets: Thursdays,  2:30 – 3:30

Location: Room 129

Description:  QSA is a club dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming community for all students at Sehome High School. Students involved in the club are interested in educating themselves and other students about issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, as well as ally building and raising awareness within Sehome High.



Advisor: Kevin Johnson, Ext 5236.     

Student Contact: Eric Newcomer

Meets: TBD

Location:  122

Description:  To carry out the mission of the American Red Cross by holding fundraisers and education our Community



Advisor: Kevin Criez, Ext 5284, Kevin

Student Contact: Dawson Bowhay

Meets: TBD

Location: IA-1   Robotics Room

Description: October, November, and December the robotics club spends preparing for the FIRST Robotics competition. The FIRST Robotics build season begins the first week in January and goes through

April. During January and February the club meets every day after school. After the FIRST Robotics season the club begins to meet once a week again doing smaller robotics projects.



Advisor: Mr.Toney/Ms. Hankinson. Mark.toney or  Amy.hankinson

Meets: See Mr Toney

Location: Room 111

Description: The Science Olympiad Club will begin meeting in October.  This year we will have 8 teams.  We compete against other schools at the local and state level.  There are 15 members per team and we will travel to the regional tournament in early March in Seattle.  We hope to then qualify for the state competition.  There are 23 events ranging from problem solving to lab stations to building devices that perform specific tasks. .  For more information see Ms. Hankinson, Mr. Toney.


SHOC (Students Helping Our Community) 

Advisor: Martha Zender,

Location: Career Center

Description: This is run through our Career Center office and provides opportunities for community service hours.  Through this office we will advertise opportunities for service and keep track of individual hours for students.



Advisor:  Ed Wissing,  Ext5242,

Student Contact: Cameron Hilburn

Meet: TBD

Location: Room  128

Description: Teen Court is a by students, for students program that sees cases of second offenders. The offender admits to the offense and agrees to go before a jury of his peers who determine the consequences necessary to restore the offender back to society. The jury, advocates (attorneys), bailiff, clerk, and judge are all high school students from various schools around the county. Participants learn about the justice system, how to serve the community, and gain real life skills such as public speaking and collaboration.



Advisor: Mr. Wissing/Mr. Hegarty, Edward.wissing or connor.hegarty

Meet: Every other Thursday during Anchor

Location: Room  A-3

Description:  The Unified Club brings together students with and without disabilities. It pairs our lifeskills students with our general education students in order to build authentic friendships and to break down social barriers through common interests, sports and other activities.  We get to know one another, we support Sehome programs with our attendance at their events, and we seek to build unity in our school.

Most importantly, all are welcome!